The last time Man Utd and Newcastle contested a cup final

This season’s Carabao Cup final won’t be the first final Manchester United and Newcastle have contested, but it’s also been a fair while since they have done so.

The clubs are in similar places, looking to put disappointing spells behind them and establish themselves as two of the biggest and best sides in the country again.

That was very much the case for Newcastle when the pair last met in a cup final too, in the spring of 1999. After finishing second in the league two seasons in a row earlier in the decade, the Magpies had fallen down to mid-table and, managed by Ruud Gullit, looked to…


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